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Miro Katić, Headquarters for Fight and against Terrorism and Extremism, Ministry of Internal Affairs of RS, Banja Luka, Jug Bogdana br. 108, 78 000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The occurrence of international child abductions is not of a recent age, although the term “abduction” is of a relatively recent date. By
studying ancient legal sources (Roman law, rights in ancient Greece, rights in Mesopotamia etc.) legal fragments are found that refer to parents who “take their child”, parents who “keep their child”, parents to whom the child “belongs” or similar. International abduction, or illegal removal of a child from one country to another, is a problem which entails a series of open questions closely related to the child’s personality, while legally speaking, such a phenomenon leads to the conflict of laws and jurisdictions between different states, or the state of the child’s usual residence and state in which the child is taken unlawfully.
States tend to come up with the best solutions regulating the conflict of laws and jurisdictions between states, trough the prism of the international law, including the achievements of the Hague Convention on the civil rights aspects of international child abductions.
Keywords: abduction, convention, best interest of child.